Fujitsu deploys Flashwave platform for P1

18 Sep 2009

Malaysian WiMAX provider Packet One Networks (P1) has deployed Fujitsu’s Flashwave 7500 high speed optical wavelength division multiplexer as the transmission backbone for its WiMAX network in the capital Kuala Lumpur, as well as the adjacent state of Selangor. Fujitsu noted that this is the first time its Flashwave platform had been deployed in Malaysia, and said that the technology would help P1 deliver efficient high speed optical transmission while reducing the amount of electrical power consumed. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, P1 launched commercial WiMAX services in the Klang Valley in July 2008, and has subsequently expanded its coverage to include Penang, Ihor, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu and select areas of Johor state, giving it around 25% population coverage. Under the terms of its concession it is expected to increase coverage to 40% by 2010.